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Online Reference Sources and E-books
Books at Crossett Library
Prison Nation: National Geographic
Locked Up In America
From PBS Frontline, two raw, explosive films that explore America's fixation on incarceration.
Panel on Juvenile Detention
A panel featuring Vincent Schiraldi (moderator), Liz Gaynes, Bart Lubow, JoAnne Page on "Juvenile Detention."
Lock-Up: The Prisoners of Rikers Island
If you're arrested in New York City and can't make bail, you'll be sent to Rikers Island--a mammoth holding facility for 17,000 men and women awaiting trial. TV journalist Jon Alpert spent ten months filming there, coming away with a graphic and unblinking portrait of life inside America's largest jail complex, including a moving look at the human faces behind the statistics.
Go behind bars at a maximum-security prison in this gritty documentary series chronicling a year in the life of the facility's wardens and inmates.
Incarceration in America
The United States has the highest documented rate of incarceration in the world, a rate that has increased by 500 percent in the past 40 years. In response to this crisis, Bennington College launched the Incarceration in America inititative. This growing initative includes curriculum, visiting speakers, theatrical events, think tanks, and retreats to develop public policy and political action in the post-tough-on-crime era.
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Public Safety Performance Project
Pew Charitable Trusts project that works to "advance data-driven, fiscally sound policies and practices in the criminal and juvenile justice systems that protect public safety, hold offenders accountable, and control corrections costs." Contains reports, statistics, and data visualizations.
The Sentencing Project
Researching and Advocacy for Reform
The Fortune Weekly
From The Fortune Society's David Rothenberg Center for Public Policy (DRCPP):
News from the world of criminal justice advocacy, policy, and reform.